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Prices include GST - Updated 1 January 2020

Account enquiries should be directed to Allfarm Animal Health: 03 5979 4488

Select the type of animal you want to test:

 

Sheep - Cattle - Goats - Alpacas - Camels

For sheep, cattle, goats, alpacas, and camels we offer the following tests:

  • Faecal worm egg counts (including a check for coccidiosis levels). This will give you a count of the different types of parasitic worms present (e.g. strongyle worms, Nematodirus, tape worms), and an assessment of the degree of coccidiosis infection (low, medium, high). You can opt for a bulk test for each mob/herd, or faecal egg counts (FEC) for individual animals. Bulk testing is the cheaper option for groups of animals, but individual counts will give a more accurate assessment of infection across a group, and is especially useful for testing drench efficacy. This test cannot reliably differentiate between different species of strongyles - for that we need to perform a larval culture test (below).
  • Larval culture assessment of worm species. This is a more time-consuming test that will identify the type (genus) and prevalence of the strongyle worms present in the faeces of your animals. This is useful if you're trying to tailor a treatment strategy for your animals, especially if previous treatments have failed to be effective, and can identify failures in your current strategy. An assessment of worm egg counts (above) is necessary before performing this test, and you can indicate on the submission form the egg count threshold at which you would like a larval culture to be performed - the default is 200 eggs per gram of faeces.
  • Fluke testing. We offer several grades of liver and stomach fluke testing. A standard test will simply indicate whether liver or stomach fluke eggs are present or absent. A count test is more expensive but will give a numerical assessment of fluke egg levels. An export test is required by biosecurity authorities for animals being exported to Western Australia, and we also offer an export urgent priority service which will be processed immediately on receipt, for tests that are required urgently. We also offer an ELISA test of blood or milk for cattle, using an IDEXX ELISA test kit. We only run this test when there are sufficient samples in the lab.
  • Lungworm testing. This test is less commonly requested, as lungworms are not usually an economically important disease in Australian livestock. But testing can be of use when serious infections are suspected.
  • Trichuris testing. This test is important for assessing whipworm (Trichuris) infection in alpacas, llamas and camels. This parasite cannot be detected accurately using a standard worm egg count (above).
  • Other parasite identification, including ticks, lice, hatched faecal worms, maggots, and other insects.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions about the above tests, or to ask about a test not mentioned here.

Refer to our test sample collection page for details on how to collect material for submission.

You can download a submission form here.

Pricing

Test
FEC: A sample from one animal.
Bulk: Samples from several animals (commonly 10) are combined for a single count.
Prices
Credit / EFT / Prepaid Invoice sent
Bulk Worm Egg Count
Includes coccidiosis oocyst density
(low, medium, high)

Ruminants & Camelids
1st Group $47.25 each $66 each
Subsequent groups $31.30 each $50 each
Individual Faecal Egg Counts (FEC)
Includes coccidiosis oocyst density
(low, medium, high)

Ruminants & Camelids Individual Coccidiosis Counts
Ruminants & Camelids
1 Sample $36.75 $50
2 Samples $44.25 $58
3 Samples $51.45 $65
4 Samples $59.85 $74
5 Samples $65.10 $80
6 Samples $71.40 $86
7 Samples $75.60 $90
8 Samples $82 $98
9 Samples $83 $99
10 Samples $84 $100
11 - 99 Samples $8.40 each $10 each
100+ Samples $7.50 each $9 each
Larval Cultures & Differentiation - Worms
Ruminants & Camelids
Requires 8 days from processing. $55 each $75 each
Liver Fluke - Standard
Result provides presence or absence of fluke eggs. One egg is regarded as significant. $32 each $44 each
Liver Fluke - Egg Count Result provides the number of eggs of each fluke species. $65 each $77 each
Liver Fluke - For Export For export of animals to Western Australia.
For urgent samples: prior arrangement (by phone) is required to ensure testing availability.
Express Post given priority.
$38 each $62 each
Liver Fluke - For Export - URGENT For animals to Western Australia. Priority Service.
Prior arrangement (by phone) is required to ensure testing availability.
Immediate processing upon receipt.
Results can be sent to multiple locations.
$76 per sample $120 per sample
Liver Fluke - ELISA Test Sheep and cattle only. Tests milk or blood serum using an IDEXX ELISA test kit.
Only run when there are sufficient samples in lab.
$36.75 each $50 each
Lungworm 48 hours required.
Fresh samples are essential.
$55 each $65 each
Parasite Identification Ticks, lice, faecal worms, maggots, insects, etc. $108 $128
Trichuris Counts
Ruminants & Camelids
Trichuris eggs are not easily detected using standard flotation.
We screen faeces for Trichuris eggs using a direct count.
This high-sensitivity test is important for assisting diagnosis in Alpacas, Llamas & Camels .
$40 each $50 each

Test
FEC: A sample from one animal.
Bulk: Samples from several animals (commonly 10) are combined for a single count.

Prices

Credit / EFT / prepaid

Invoice sent

Bulk Worm Egg Count
Equine

1st Group

$47.25 each

$66 each

Subsequent groups

$31.30 each

$50 each

Individual Faecal Egg Counts (FEC)
Equine

1 Sample

$36.75

$50

2 Samples

$44.25

$58

3 Samples

$51.45

$65

4 Samples

$59.85

$74

5 Samples

$65.10

$80

6 Samples

$71.40

$86

7 Samples

$75.60

$90

8 Samples

$82

$98

9 Samples

$83

$99

10 Samples

$84

$100

11 -> 99 Samples (Includes all FECRT counts)

$8.40 each

$10 each

100+ Samples

$7.50 each

$9 each

Larval Cultures & Differentiation - Worms
Equine

Requires 15 days from processing.

$80 each

$90 each

Liver Fluke - Standard

Result provides presence or absence of fluke eggs. One egg is regarded as significant.

$32 each

$44 each

Pinworm (Oxyuris) Detection

Pinworms require a special test as they are not normally detected in faeces.
Sticky tape is placed on the skin around the outside of the horse's anus, then sent in for microscopic identification.

$80 each

$90 each

Liver Fluke - Egg Count

Result provides the number of eggs of each fluke species.

$65 each

$77 each

Liver Fluke - For Export
EXPORT

For export of animals to Western Australia.
For urgent samples: prior arrangement (by phone) is required to ensure testing availability.
Express Post given priority.

$38 each

$62 each

Liver Fluke - For Export - URGENT

For animals to Western Australia. Priority Service.
Prior arrangement (by phone) is required to ensure testing availability.
Immediate processing upon receipt.
Results can be sent to multiple locations.

$76 per sample

$120 per sample

Parasite Identification

Ticks, lice, faecal worms, maggots, insects, etc.

$108

$128

 

Poultry & Other Birds

Test
FEC: A sample from one animal.
Bulk: Samples from several animals (commonly 10) are combined for a single count.

Prices

Credit / EFT / prepaid

Invoice sent

Bulk Coccidiosis & Worm Egg Count
Poultry & Other Birds

Per Group

$31.30 each

$50 each

Individual Faecal Coccidiosis & Worm Egg Counts
Poultry & Other Birds

1 Sample

$36.75

$50

2 Samples

$44.25

$58

3 Samples

$51.45

$65

4 Samples

$59.85

$74

5 Samples

$65.10

$80

6 Samples

$71.40

$86

7 Samples

$75.60

$90

8 Samples

$82

$98

9 Samples

$83

$99

10 Samples

$84

$100

11 -> 99 Samples (Includes all FECRT counts)

$8.40 each

$10 each

100+ Samples

$7.50 each

$9 each

Parasite Identification

Ticks, lice, faecal worms, maggots, insects, etc.

$108

$128

 

 

Water Testing - Blue-Green Algae

Test

Prices

Credit / EFT / prepaid

Invoice sent

Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Sample Identification

Parasite will gladly supply a free sampling kit.
Please contact us.

$60 each

$70 each

 

Prices & Payment Methods

Parasite accepts Credit Card (Form or phone), Cheque & EFT.
Lower rates apply to approved account holders.
Invoice costs are significantly higher than prepaying.
Credit card authorisation forms should be submitted with samples.
EFT (Please include evidence of transaction with submission e.g. screen print) NAB. BSB: 083 253  Account: 85376 7430
CARD PAYMENT AUTHORISATION (Include with submission if paying by CC) See the back of the submission form, or  pdf Click to Download (322 KB) a separate form.
Submission of samples to lab, paid by client, in an Express Post satchel. No additional cost. Priority lab processing. Free replacement kits.
Submission of samples to lab, paid by client, in a Parcel Post satchel. No additional cost. Free replacement kits.
Submission of samples to lab, using Parasite reply paid satchel $15 per package received. Free replacement kits.
Drop off at lab. (Factory 1 – 3 Bray Street, Hastings). Between 10am and 3pm Mon - Fri.
Saves time and gets results back to you faster.
Submission forms and credit card payment facilities available.

No postal charge applied.

Free replacement kits.

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Terms and Conditions

  • Parasite Diagnostic Services may require prior payment before results are released. This is likely when accounts are overdue.
  • Parasite Diagnostic Services may contact new customers requesting invoices, so that details and terms can be confirmed.
  • Customers are encouraged to phone when there are queries concerning results or invoices. Accounts can be contacted on 03 5979 4488 (Allfarm Animal Health). Have the invoice number ready.
  • All prices include GST.
  • When the lab sends you a separate invoice, each test costs more. Invoices will automatically be sent if the lab does not receive notification of payment via the bank statement or there is no payment method or detail enclosed with the samples. This invoice will be at the Invoice price.
  • Invoices may be sent after you receive results.
  • Samples sent to the lab Express Post receive priority lab processing.
  • Samples hand delivered to the lab are processed as quickly as possible.
  • Samples sent in Standard Post packs will not attract any extra postal fee on invoicing, and do not receive priority lab processing.
  • All payments processed by Allfarm Pty Ltd. ABN 84 506 278 331. allfarm.com.au
  • Prior arrangements are required to become an account holder.
  • $25 per invoice will be charged on overdue payments.
  • Parasite holds the right to cancel accounts where there is a history of poor payment compliance.
  • Allfarm assesses 15 days post invoice issue as an overdue account for “Invoice Sent Later” customers.
  • Allfarm assesses 31 days post invoice issue as an overdue account for “Account Holder” customers.
  • Advice provided by the lab in response to questions is advisory. The lab provides some advice based on the information provided by clients.
  • The lab personnel may elect not to provide advice to all clients, and may refer questions and results interpretations to the veterinarian.